They’re probably one of the few showrunners that you know the name of and although they’ve got a lot of media coverage in the last few years, they haven’t received any coverage over their religious beliefs for a big reason.
‘[name omitted] used to be a Scientologist,’ says the source. ‘A big time member that has donated hundreds of thousands over the years.
[Name omitted] works hard to keep that out of the press.’
I guess our showrunner knows how under fire they’ll be if they do.
TV’s Dharma Hiring Scientology Pals
Has ABC’s Dharma and Greg become Scientology central for sitcoms?
The group already has a vocal member in star Jenna Elfman, who plays Dharma. Elfman is the protégé of acting teacher Milton Katselas, also a devotee of the pay-as-you-go cult favored by Tom Cruise, John Travolta and others.
Last spring, avowed and outspoken cult member Kirstie Alley appeared in Dharma and Greg’s season cliffhanger as, of all things, a marriage counselor. (It was ironic since Alley in real life had a disastrous marriage to actor Parker Stevenson that ended in an acrimonious divorce.)
Now the show, which is produced by former Cybill producer Chuck Lorre, has announced a full-time cast addition: Juliette Lewis, former drug addict and star of awful movies like Kalifornia and Natural Born Killers. Lewis, according to reports, will play Dharma’s hippie-like childhood friend. – Source